The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday directed the Punjab Police to submit the inquiry report in the Patiala patwari frame-up case within two months.
The directions came from the court headed by justice Rameshwar Singh Malik when the police department requested for two months' more time to complete the probe.
Mohan Singh, a patwari (revenue officer), was allegedly framed by senior police officers. A case was registered on August 23, 2012, against Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) joint director Surinder Pal Singh, former senior superintendent of police (SSP) Shiv Kumar Sharma, SSP Jaspal Singh, SP Banarsi Das and inspector Isher Singh.
It was alleged in the FIR that these officers, while in the VB, had implicated Mohan Singh in a false case after he demanded Rs 20 as official fee for mutation record from Sharma in 2009.
Mohan Singh had approached the high court, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation and alleging that Sharma, then VB SSP, had nursed a grudge against him for demanding the official fee. He had also informed the inquiry officer that Sharma later falsely implicated him in a case in 2010 and harassed him for more than a year.
Mohan Singh had also alleged that Sharma got him falsely implicated in another case in 2012, arrested him on February 18, 2012, harassed him and subjected him to inhuman behaviour.
The case would now come up for hearing on October 8.